Pakistan Development Alliance (PDA) grows out of developmental and rights-based programs and campaigns run by various NGOs and Networks on governance, accountability, achieving MDGs targets, setting up post-2015 development agendas and holding governments, private sector to account for achieving sustainable development goals-SDGs.
The campaigns like Stand Up and Take Action (SUTA), Keep Your Promises on Sanitation and MDGs (KYPS), Leave No One Behind (LNOB), From Policy to Action- Beyond 2015, Action 2015 and the post-2015 consultative processes in Pakistan were facilitated by AwazCDS-Pakistan as National Secretariat of GCAP in Pakistan since 2008.
Activities on Inequalities:
GCAP Pakistan Development Alliance remained engaged in highlighting the inequalities in our society through MDGs leave non one behind campaign to post 2015 consultative processes. We have also decided to conduct the study on “Faces of Inequality” in Pakistan.
Activities on SDGs:
PDA is an alliance of organisations across the country, which are working together for the implementation of SDGs with a special focus on governance and accountability. SDGs 3, 4,5 10 and 16 are our priority goals to be followed up. This year PDA did gap assessment on SDGs implementation. We consulted Parliament task force members, chambers of commerce, media, planning commission department, UNDP, academia etc to know what’s happening on SDGs and to identify the roadblocks. We did it in all provinces. Goal 10 was covered. People suggested peace and eliminating inequality in Pak.
We undertook activities in the global day of action on September 25, 2017 and same time in 2018. We also undertook several actions and community level discussions in different districts during the Global Week of Action from September 20 – 27, 2019. Pakistan presented its VNR in 2019. We did a civil society report on Agenda 2030 titled “Citizens Voice on Voluntary National Reviews and status of SDGs in Pakistan.
- Access to healthcare
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Access to clean water and sanitation
- Access to clean and sustainable energy
- Reduce inequalities e.g. tax justice
- Climate justice
- Peace and justice
- Accountability of governments and the private sector
- Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights
PDA in the Media:
- On the sidelines of UNGA (October 6, 2019)
- Stakeholders Report on SDG Progress and Challenges in Pakistan Pakistan should prioritise efforts for achieving SDGs
- Govt needs better focus, coordination to meet SDGs
- Better coordination needed for implementation of SDGs: seminar
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— Mohammad ZiaurRehman (@MZRAWAZ) July 17, 2019